Pohlen Partners

Senior Scientist

Pohlen Partners

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Applications Close - End of Day: 10-09-2018


New Zealand

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Exceptional career with innovative business converting industrial waste into valuable raw materials 


Avertana is an entrepreneurial New Zealand company using a combination of inorganic chemistry, advanced materials and innovative design, to turn industrial waste into valuable minerals used in manufacture of everyday items. Products can be found everywhere, from paints and plastics to water treatment solutions, building materials and fertilisers.  Their competitive edge is cost effectiveness and environmental sustainability over current methods. With a solid commercial strategy and global vision, it is an appealing time to join the business and make an impact in the next stage of development.


This is a lead research and development position involving a range of inorganic materials.  Also a technical management role, included is leadership of a research lab and piloting team/s which supports the development and scaling up of their innovative technology.  In addition, the role supports projects related to the evaluation of different raw material feeds to produce titanium dioxide alongside other topics in the group including industrial chemistry, inorganic product development, technology piloting and scale up.


Candidates require a PHD in inorganic chemistry with a specialty in nanomaterials. An industrial practitioner, experience in sulphation, crystallisation, and hydrolysing is required. Analytical techniques used include XRF, XRD, SEM and of value will be expertise in titanium dioxide. A consultative leadership style, curiosity and excellent communication ability is needed in this entrepreneurial environment.  You enjoy thinking conceptually and solving complex problems combining data and commercial realities.

Career Opportunity  

This is a stimulating career position in an innovative company with a compelling market niche, accomplished teams of technical experts and unique culture as demonstrated in this YouTube clip.  It is your chance to contribute in shaping their future for application on a global scale.

To apply, phone Beatrice Roets at Pohlen Partners on +64 9 3570570 or send your application directly to us, via the application link.

Your application may be discussed with our client unless otherwise requested.